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Black Orchid

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Carrying on with the Fall Collection theme, today I’d like to introduce you to Rimmel London and their Black Orchid Collection. Inspired by Marlene Dietrich, this collection is sophisticated by day and seductive by night.

Greg Wencel is the creator of “Black Orchid” and suggests that the look should be “built off a clear and fresh base”. The eyes are glamorous and seriously smokey and the lips are nude and neutral.

Cool Matte 16 Hour Mousse Foundation
Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Mono Blush Sienna

Colour Rush Mono Eye Shadow
Colour Rush Duo Eye Shadow: Pink Fever
Colour Rush Quad Eye Shadow: Smokey Purple, Smokey Noir
Lycra Lash Extender Mascara
Extreme Definition Two Tone Eye Definer: City Girl, Rock Chick
Exaggerate Liner: Noir, Aubergine

Vinyl Lip Gloss: Eastend Snob
Lasting Finish Lipstick: Airy Fairy

Lycra Wear 10 Nail Polish: Black Satin, Hypnotise

Benefit 5-Minute Face Makeover

Monday, June 11th, 2007

On May 29th I was lucky enough to be invited to Sephora at Eaton Centre for a 5-Minute Face makeover. The makeovers taking place were part of a larger event…Camindy was in the store doing a book signing! (that story will come later)

Cecilia was the artist that worked on my face. She was fun and charming and made me look fabulous in no time at all!

First Some Kind-a Gorgeous was used all over my face to give me an even complexion. I have this product and it really makes your skin feel so silky and is great for a slightly uneven skin tone.

Next Cecilia worked on my eyes to brighten them up and remove any signs of under eye shadow. Eye bright was dotted and blended on the outer and inner portion of each eye and then Ooh La Lift was gently patted under my eyes. I could definitely see an improvement. The Ooh La Lift felt nice and cool and Cecilia suggested putting it in the fridge before using for an extra soothing effect.

Benefit’s fantastic Creaseless Cream shadow in Flatter Me was used to shade my lid and as a liner, then Alabaster pink from the Big Beautiful Eyes kit was used as a highlighter and Cocoa shimmer from the same kit was used to contour.

I was already wearing BADgal mascara so that stayed put!

The famous High Beam was smoothed onto my cheekbones for that immediate radiant glow. Dandelion was lightly applied to my cheeks to give me a natural rosy glow and then a little applied to my chin and forehead – very subtle and natural.

To finish off my look Her Glossiness in Who Are You Wearing? was applied to my lips for the perfect pout.

A huge thank you to Cecilia for making me look so lovely. I walked around the mall with my head up high!

MAC Summer of 2007

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Coming this June are two limited collections sure to grab your attention:

For a look that is out of this world, the Moonbathe collection is for you. Metallic colours and pearlescent shades bring glamour to the summer of 2007.
Sunmetal -Warm bronze with silver pearl
Honey Moon – Warm pink bronze with gold pearl
Solar Plum – Berry with red and gold pearl
Eclipse – Deep rust with gold pearl

Crescent – Soft maple with gold pearl
Moonbathe – Sheer tangerine with white and gold pearl
Dark Flower – Warm plum pink and gold pearl
Elaborate – Soft low karat gold with pearl

Cosmic – Warm yellow gold with gold pearl
Saturnal – Deep olive with gold pearl
Firespot – Intense orange with gold pearl
Cranberry – Reddish plum with pink shimmer
Claire de Lune – Soft cream with pink pearl
Molten Sol – Rich gold with intense metallic pearl
Point Black – True black


Afterdusk – Sheer neutral pink with gold pearl
Other Wordly – Warm yellow gold with gold pearl

Astral Rays – Sheer gold with white pearl
Ritzy – Peachy bronze with gold pearl

Fireball – Intense tangerine with gold and orange pearl
Golded – Soft peach with gold lay down


MAC’s new Sunstrip is all about being revitalized, tanned and bronzed this summer and sees the launch of a new product called Charged Waters. This hydrating mist comes in three different skin-reviving and energizing formulas, containing natural minerals and perfect for prepping your skin for Studio Mist Foundation and Bronzing Powder.


Revitalizing Energy: I-water, diamond powder from Brazil, and caffeine, energize and revitalize skin’s radiance and vitality with an aroma of green tea and citrus.

Renewal Defense: S-water, Rhodochrosite from Argentina, and Salicylic Acid protect skin from the environment and give it a healthy and hydrated appearance with a grapefruit and mandarin aroma.

Youth Aura: I-water, Malachite from Zambia, and Amino Acids rejuvenate and regenerate the skin with an aroma of bergamot and violet.

Bronze – Muted bronzed-brown with golden shimmer
Refined Golden – Muted golden tan-beige with golden shimmer

Summer – Rich caramel bronze
Sun Rays – Peachy bronze with golden nuances

Keep your eyes open for these collections coming to a MAC store new you.

MAC Cosmetics

- Ellen Mirza

My Top 5 Foundations

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Today is the end of a week long look into my top 5 lip glosses, lip plumpers, mascaras, blushes and foundations. Perhaps some of these items are your favourites too. Maybe I have introduced you to an item that you are not currently familiar with. I’d love to hear what items are your favourites so please post a comment and let me know.

Here are my top 5 foundations:

5. Benefit Some Kind-A Gorgeous
A sheer, oil-free, cream-to-powder complexion perfector. Lightweight and translucent, this product smoothes out imperfections and evens skin tone with a silky, smooth finish that’s super natural and super gorgeous.
Price: 26.00 USD

4. MAC Studio Fix
It’s a powder and foundation all in one that combines good coverage with ease of application. Designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture.
Favourite Colour: NC30
Price: $25.00 USD

3. NARS Powder Foundation SPF 12
This powder foundation provides flexible coverage and protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Enclosed in a luxury compact, Powder Foundation combines the ease of a powder with the performance of a foundation for a polished complexion.
Favourite Colour: Deauville
Price: $45.00 USD

2. DuWop Revolotion Face
Revolotion Face uses innovative ingredients to give you a soft, satin matte finish that leaves your complexion radiant, but never shiny or greasy. With subtle light-reflecting pigment and SPF 15, Revolotion Face is all you need to look fresh and natural for that “no makeup” look.
Favourite Colour: Caitlin
Price: $28.00 USD

1. Bare Escentuals i.d. bareMinerals Foundation – SPF 15 Sunscreen
Made from pure, crushed minerals, i.d. bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation gives your skin a natural luminosity, and feels as if you are not wearing any makeup at all.
Favourite Colour: Light
Price: $25.00 USD

Have a great Friday night and we’ll see you tomorrow!

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